Celebrities react with anguish to death of Prince at 57

2016-04-21 20:11

Los Angeles - Musicians, actors and other celebrities reacted to the death of music great Prince with shock and anguish Thursday.

The Purple Rain hitmaker's body was reportedly discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning, sources confirmed to website TMZ.

Authorities were called to a medical emergency at the estate at around 09:43 but did not immediately identify that the body was that of the 57-year-old singer.

His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed the news to The Associated Press.

Here are some of the reactions celebrities posted to Twitter:

Shonda Rhimes: "I can't. I just can not. #Prince

Gene Simmons: "PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans."

Demi Lovato: "This fucking sucks. Prince on repeat all day. Just like I did with Michael and Whitney."

Robbie Williams: "Now Prince? No no no.. RIP You genius x."

Spike Lee: "I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor."

Ellen DeGeneres: "Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day."

Samuel L. Jackson: "I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless."

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